We have expertise in treating diabetes and a range of endocrine disorders
St Vincent’s Private Hospitals offer a wide range of endocrinology related services, for details of the endocrinology services at your local St Vincent’s Private Hospital, click here.
Our endocrinologists are dedicated to providing the highest standard of care for hormonal and metabolic disorders
An endocrinologist helps people who have a problem with one of their endocrine glands.
These include the pituitary gland, the thyroid gland, the parathyroid gland, the adrenal gland, the pancreas, the ovaries and the testes.
Endocrine glands secrete hormones that affect various body functions. For example, your pancreas secretes insulin in response to elevated blood glucose levels. Insulin grabs the glucose and stores it safely in tissues. If your pancreas fails to secrete sufficient insulin, your blood glucose levels become too high; a condition called diabetes.
As well as general endocrinology and diabetes, our endocrinologists’ special interests include pituitary and growth disorders, osteoporosis, nutrition, infertility and polycystic ovary syndrome.
Our endocrinology services
Please check your relevant hospital below for their specific services. **Not all services are available at all hospitals.
- Obesity management
- Diabetes management
- Treatment of thyroid gland problems
- Treatment of metabolic bone disease such as postmenopausal and steroid-induced osteoporosis, resulting in spinal or hip fracture
- Treatment of pituitary gland dysfunction following the removal of a pituitary tumour
- Treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome and infertility
- Endocrine emergencies — such as severely high calcium levels — which can complicate certain cancers
- Investigations of endocrine gland function by means of dynamic stimulation and suppression tests
- Bone mineral densitometry as well as thyroid and endocrine gland imaging
Diabetes is a growing health problem in Australia with about 1.2 million Australians being diagnosed with the condition. An estimated 500,000 people have silent, undiagnosed diabetes.
Left undiagnosed and untreated, diabetes can lead to many complications including heart disease or stroke.
Managing diabetes affects your whole life, however once your insulin levels are controlled, your diet and exercise managed and your medication stabilised, you can live a healthier life.
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Our services may be suitable for people who require treatment for:
- Metabolic Disorders
- Thyroid Conditions
- Hormonal Imbalances
On site we have 13 operating theatres including a state of the art hybrid theatre, lithotripsy procedure room and cardiac catheter laboratory. Our operating theatres and surgeons are supported by a 12-bed intensive care unit, post anaesthetic care unit, 4 bed post stroke unit and world leading central sterilising department.
We work in partnership with our patients and their families to take a compassionate and holistic approach to healthcare. Our experienced team of clinical professionals, care givers and support staff are equipped to provide the highest level of therapeutic, medical and surgical services. We work together to ensure your safety, wellbeing and recovery.
We aim to continually push the boundaries of healthcare and improve patient outcomes.
Your surgeon will recommend an endocrinologist.
Areas of expertise Include:
- Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
- Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
- Gestational Diabetes
- Metabolic Disorders
- Abnormal Thyroid
- Cushing's Disease
- Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
- Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
- Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
- Calcium Metabolism Disorders
- Septal Defect
- Skull Base Tumor
- Neck Cancer
- Brain Cancer
- Metastatic Tumors (Nervous System)
- Carotid Artery Disease
- Metastatic Cancer
For over 105 years we have worked in partnership with our patients and their families. Our experienced team of healthcare professionals, care givers and support staff are equipped to provide the highest level of therapeutic, medical and surgical services. Our facilities include 15 operating theatres, cardiac procedure rooms and an endoscopy suite, ensuring our staff can work together effectively for your safety, wellbeing and recovery.
Your GP can refer you to one of our endocrinologists.
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